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WA Sexual Health Week 2015 – Grants Open!

WA Sexual Health Week 2015 will run from Monday 9 February until Sunday 15 February 2015, with a number of events during that time.

The ongoing theme for WA Sexual Health Week is Safety, Pleasure and Respect with the target group of youth aged 15 to 24 years. Young people are particularly vulnerable to STIs for many reasons, including poor knowledge of STIs and inconsistent or incorrect use of condoms.

The WA Sexual Health Week Committee will provide a Community Small Grants Scheme to enable Health Promotion Officers, Public and Community Health Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers and other relevant personnel at youth-oriented organisations in regional/remote WA with financial assistance to run a small project to coincide with WA Sexual Health Week.

For further information, or to receive a copy of the WA Sexual Health Week Grant Application please contact Ruth Wernham at the WA AIDS Council via email rwernham@waaids.com or telephone (08) 9482 0026 or use the contact form.

WA Sexual Health Week aims and objectives

The aim of WA Sexual Health Week 2015 is to create an enabling environment for the WA community to improve their sexual health, through community engagement and collaborative partnerships.

Any grant applications would need to indicate which of the following objectives relate to the short community project:

    • Improving the acceptability of safer sex behaviour in target populations
    • Promoting the negotiation of safer sex with casual and regular partners within target populations
    • Decreasing the prevalence of STIs and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and the burden of disease attributable to STIs and BBVs within the community
    • Reducing the shame and stigma associated with STIs and BBVs
    • Providing sexual health information, education and resources to target populations, including knowledge of available sexual health services
    • Improve health seeking behaviour to increase testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Grant applications do not need to meet all objectives.

Click here to see some case studies from the previous years.

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